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Rebecca Storey

Rebecca came to Teesside to combine her passions for food and science.

Rebecca Storey

BSc (Hons) Food Science and Engineering

'My course is really interesting as we get a mix of hands-on experience and the theory behind it.'

Why did you choose to study this subject?

In school I always loved food and science, and I started wondering if there was such a thing as ‘food science’ so I could combine my interests. I did some research and discovered it was in fact a subject! As I moved on to study A levels I still enjoyed these subjects, so studying a higher education course was the next natural step.

Why Teesside?

I’d always known about Teesside University as my mum studied here. I searched the internet for food science courses and this course came up – it was ideal as I wanted to stay at home while I studied. At the open day I found the staff and students very friendly, welcoming and caring – and that was another big reason why I’m at Teesside.

What do you enjoy about your course?

The best part about my course is the variety. We learn in a range of ways – we attend small and large lectures, use the food, chemistry and cell biology labs, and go on various trips. There are many other opportunities available for us to get involved in, including competitions, working with local businesses and going to industry events.

What do you think about the campus and services offered?

I love the campus. It’s compact which makes it really easy to get around. The campus is located in the centre of Middlesbrough and it is very accessible. There are lots of shops, restaurants, takeaways, and transport links within a short walk from campus. There is something to suit everyone in the town.

The campus is also very inviting with good use of green spaces and plants. The library is a very welcoming, colourful area with plenty of space for group and individual work. And the Students’ Union is an inviting space for socialising and working.

Have you done a work placement during your course?

I completed a six week placement at SK Foods – my time there was amazing. I learned so much about the practical side of food science, especially new product development. I worked in the kitchens with their chefs to make new products, complete quality assurance documents, taste products for shelf life, product reheats and so much more. I applied my knowledge from my first year, but also gained vital information I’ll be able to take into my second and third years of university.

Would you recommend Teesside University and your course to others?

Yes, I would recommend both! The University is really friendly and the lecturers truly get to know you and help you to succeed. My course is really interesting as we get a mix of hands-on experience and the theory behind it. I would like a career in new product development and I believe this course will help me to reach my goal. The modules are giving me experience of designing new products, food safety and law, so it will not only provide me with the skills for new product development, but lead to so many other areas of the food industry.